I know it sounds weird, but I just couldn't latch onto the story. For a week I was forcing myself to try and read Soon I...and at the most I would only manage about 10 pages at a time, not really taking in what was happening.
So I did something that I haven't done in a while. I decided to return Soon I...to the library unfinished. I feel guilty that I haven't stuck it out to the bitter end, but right now I need a book that will let me escape from the current madness; a narrative that will anchor me into the story and not let my mind go until the last word. Here's hoping my next book choice will do that for me.